Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Stress Factor

Here is an idea for a reality show. Instead of seeing what people will eat or do for $50,000 (not enough in my book). Give people two kids (one of them has to be a really good whiner) a husband who works twelve hours and has an important calling like EQP. Put them in back to school time give them no car and tell them they have to go grocery shopping, hem pants, make doctors appointments, get to them, help their inlaws get ready to move, work out, eat right, pay bills, clean house (difficult task all on its own because inlaws are constantly bringing over stuff that you have no room for), blog, start up a new business, laundry, plan an enrichment pratically all by themselves, sub in Sunday school, watch the neighbour's kids, do a food drive for over 100 houses, and all of the regular mom things that one does in a day to keep from beating her children. Put them in this pressure cooker and see them crumble and for what a mere $50,000. This is my life. I chose to commit myself to these things. I shouldn't be complaining but I think I really need to learn to say NO once in a while.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Hello Supermom! What will you do when your kids are all grown? (My mother-in-law tells a story about her late husband's snoring, which used to keep her awake at night. His response when she complained was, "Someday you will miss my snoring.")

On a different note, back-to-school is surely one of the most chaotic times in a household. Did you ever get those commercials where the dad is smiling and the song "It's the most wonderful time of the year..." is playing in the background? I'm looking forward to returning to the old routine.

ABQ Mom said...

noone would want to participate in the reality show for that pay out. But you know its really okay to say NO sometimes. Its good for your health, and you don't have to feel bad about it!